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Why can’t I remember the names of people I meet?

Why can’t I remember the names of people I meet?

chrissycsmith March 24, 2014 Comments Off on Why can’t I remember the names of people I meet?

I was out with my husband recently, and I ran into a group of women I know from a class I’m taking. They’re lovely women, all friends with one another, and I would have

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Weekend trip brings a brush with a celebrity

Weekend trip brings a brush with a celebrity

chrissycsmith March 24, 2014 Comments Off on Weekend trip brings a brush with a celebrity

My wife and I had a very interesting meeting with a woman this past weekend in Biloxi. It was one of those situations that you don’t realize how interesting it really will turn out

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This man may be the friendliest public official

This man may be the friendliest public official

chrissycsmith March 10, 2014 Comments Off on This man may be the friendliest public official

I am in a position to become friends with any number of political leaders in St. Tammany Parish and thankfully, I think I can say I’m friends with the vast majority. But I don’t

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Job hunting can certainly cause a lot of stress

Job hunting can certainly cause a lot of stress

chrissycsmith March 5, 2014 Comments Off on Job hunting can certainly cause a lot of stress

What a difference a good job makes, doesn’t it? Job hunting—that can be one of the most frustrating, difficult, challenging, aggravating and also rewarding things ever in this world. But for those who are

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NBA All-Star was big-time highlight for local writer

NBA All-Star was big-time highlight for local writer

chrissycsmith February 21, 2014 Comments Off on NBA All-Star was big-time highlight for local writer

There are a lot of things I imagine doing in my lifetime. Learning how to cook my mother-in-law’s gumbo is one of those things along with running a marathon. I’m kidding. I never plan

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One of my favorite events is right around the corner

One of my favorite events is right around the corner

chrissycsmith February 21, 2014 Comments Off on One of my favorite events is right around the corner

Don’t look now but one of the coolest events of the year for the west side of St. Tammany Parish is not far away. And my good friend, Cliff Bergeron, is not surprisingly working

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West St. Tammany … send us your stories and pictures

West St. Tammany … send us your stories and pictures

chrissycsmith February 19, 2014 Comments Off on West St. Tammany … send us your stories and pictures

I’m heading into my second year with the Tammany West newspaper, and I must say it has been an interesting, eye-opening, and informative leap into the west side of St. Tammany Parish. When we

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Downtown Covington business owners are extremely nice

Downtown Covington business owners are extremely nice

chrissycsmith February 10, 2014 Comments Off on Downtown Covington business owners are extremely nice

I talk a lot about working in the small business world—whether covering events where local people are seen, or selling advertising for our Tammany West paper. I recently spent some time in the Covington

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Communities still want their local newspaper

Communities still want their local newspaper

chrissycsmith February 2, 2014 Comments Off on Communities still want their local newspaper

Amidst our amazing winter storm to hit St. Tammany Parish the last couple of days, we who are publishing The Slidell Independent and Tammany West had something to celebrate. No, it wasn’t the fact

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This is going to be a very ‘super’ Super Bowl

This is going to be a very ‘super’ Super Bowl

chrissycsmith January 31, 2014 Comments Off on This is going to be a very ‘super’ Super Bowl

Who is ready for the Super Bowl? I love the Super Bowl. It’s a one-game event where the stakes have never been higher. I love it. I love the commercials that are always new

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A joyous, and heartbreaking time, in Oklahoma

A joyous, and heartbreaking time, in Oklahoma

chrissycsmith January 31, 2014 Comments Off on A joyous, and heartbreaking time, in Oklahoma

Life is hard. That’s a line I used to say to my children all the time. I haven’t said it in a long time, but this past weekend reminded me about it. The truth

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CEO interviews give great insight into ACA

CEO interviews give great insight into ACA

chrissycsmith January 28, 2014 Comments Off on CEO interviews give great insight into ACA

Does everyone have their health insurance now? I do—for the first time in almost five years. That’s right, my wife, son and I have been in that boat with millions of Americans—living without health

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A joyous, and heartbreaking time in Oklahoma

A joyous, and heartbreaking time in Oklahoma

chrissycsmith January 28, 2014 Comments Off on A joyous, and heartbreaking time in Oklahoma

Life is hard. That’s a line I used to say to my children all the time. I haven’t said it in a long time, but this past weekend reminded me about it. The truth

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My kids want to play baseball even though I’m busy

My kids want to play baseball even though I’m busy

chrissycsmith January 28, 2014 Comments Off on My kids want to play baseball even though I’m busy

My kids have started talking about playing baseball. I have a four and six year old – both boys – who are the typical kids that love to play outside with any kind of

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Legacy in life won’t revolve around riches

Legacy in life won’t revolve around riches

chrissycsmith December 27, 2013 Comments Off on Legacy in life won’t revolve around riches

Christmas is a day behind us and we’re all looking towards the new year and the things that await in 2014. I know I’m not the only one to occasionally talk about the uncertainty

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If you have a job to fill, I may know who can help

If you have a job to fill, I may know who can help

chrissycsmith December 23, 2013 Comments Off on If you have a job to fill, I may know who can help

My daughter needs a job. My number three daughter, that is. I finally decided that I might as well use the fact I get to write this public column every week as a way

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Making Christmas memories is hard work

Making Christmas memories is hard work

chrissycsmith December 15, 2013 Comments Off on Making Christmas memories is hard work

My kids are so excited about Christmas. They are 4 and almost 6, so this is prime time Christmas years for them. They are now going to remember the presents they get and the

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I just moved into a new house … again

I just moved into a new house … again

chrissycsmith December 14, 2013 Comments Off on I just moved into a new house … again

My wife and I just moved to a new house, and we figure we have moved over 20 times in our married years. When we first got married, we were like most young couples,

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Kiviaho, Sandifer can help small businesses

Kiviaho, Sandifer can help small businesses

chrissycsmith December 14, 2013 Comments Off on Kiviaho, Sandifer can help small businesses

I had a very interesting conversation this past week with two people who are finding a lot of success with a venture that is all about teaching business owners and managers how to maximize

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Sports brings out thankfulness in my life

Sports brings out thankfulness in my life

chrissycsmith November 30, 2013 Comments Off on Sports brings out thankfulness in my life

Happy Thanksgiving to all you sports fans out there. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone else, but Thanksgiving is a great day to love sports, and we all know why. Football. Yes, this is not just

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